Monthly Archives: July 2014

Over 9000: Goal setting with Goku

Have you ever set a lofty goal – maybe it seemed nearly impossible – yet, when you met it you found yourself already thinking about even loftier goals? How can that be? What does that say about that earlier goal? How can you keep setting higher and higher goals? Won’t you burn out?

Goku and the other Dragon Ball warriors do this sort of goal setting all the time. Let’s see how they handle it.

Vegeta and Nappa couldn’t believe Goku’s power reading was over 9000.

That was season one.

Soon, Goku – and Vegeta himself – are dealing with much, much higher power levels. Numbers like a hundred thousand would have been previously unimaginable. Yet, several seasons later they’re dealing with power levels in the hundreds of millions.

So, how does this work?

Basically: by the time you reach a goal, you’ve grown and changed and have different priorities.

Remember high school? Just passing exams was at the top of most people’s minds. However, by the final year you’re thinking about university and jobs and all sorts of stuff in the big wide world you couldn’t have fathomed a year or two before.

By the time we reach a goal, we’re not the same person we were when we set that goal.

By the time we reach a goal, we’re not the same person we were when we set that goal. On the way to our goal we’ve grown and learned and changed. The person we are by the time we get there has higher goals in mind. And once we reach them, we’ll set other goals. And so it continues.

And that’s why we keep setting new goals, but don’t necessarily burn out.

It also doesn’t lessen the importance of the earlier goals. Setting and reaching that earlier goal was important. That’s how you got here, how you’re able to set a higher goal.

Just like when Goku trains in the hyberbolic time chamber, or when a pair of warriors combine their powers in a Fusion Dance, the result is a different, more powerful person.

But they don’t stop there. There’s always some bigger challenge out there. They’re always striving higher. And so can we.

So, when you find yourself wondering about goals you’ve set, just think: who was I then? Who am I now? What goals can I set now thanks to setting and moving towards that goal back then?

Open Chat

When have you neared or reached a goal only to realise you had bigger fish to fry? What’s something that’s been your hyberbolic time chamber – something that changed you rapidly and allowed you to meet your goal and set new ones? Let us know in the comments below.

Heroic is an official supporter of Child’s Play Trivia Australia!

Exciting news! Heroic Coaching & Consulting is now an official supporter and prize donor for Child’s Play Trivia Australia!

The event will be held in Melbourne at 18:30 on 29 October 2014 in the lead up to PAX Aus 2014. Games Laboratory are very kindly providing the venue.

Heroic joins the likes of Turtle BeachGood Games and major sponsor Wizards of the Coast to provide prizes for this geeky gaming trivia bonanza!

Heroic’s contributions include coaching sessions, trade mark consultation sessions and Steam vouchers! Continue reading Heroic is an official supporter of Child’s Play Trivia Australia!

Huff & Puff: Lessons from The Wolf Among Us about living with your actions

The Wolf Among Us is full of uncertain choices. So is life, except you can’t reload. Have you ever made a choice and regretted it later?

Bigby Wolf sure has.

Did your decision have unexpected consequences? What happens when a similar situation comes up and you feel like doing the same thing again is right this time, despite what happened before?

How do you choose? It can be a real head-scratcher.

Bigby Head Scratching

Here are some lessons from the game about living with your actions and their consequences. (Scenes from the game are talked about in general terms and  specific spoilers are hidden).

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Be Someone’s Hero: Help this Aussie family make a game about bullying, resilience & pizza ninjas!

Ninja Pizza Girl is “a serious game about bullying, emotional resilience and pizza delivering ninjas!” That’s from the Kickstarter page of this Australian family’s game.

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A man chooses, a slave obeys: 3 lessons from BioShock about choice & control

We all lament that we don’t have as much choice and control over our lives as we’d like. Bad weather, abrasive people, overwhelming workloads. Out of our control, right?

But what if we have more control than we think?

What if we just need to look at things from a different perspective to gain control and realise choices we never thought we had?

In this article we’ll learn what BioShock can teach us about choice and control.

If you haven’t played it, you can currently get BioShock for a dollar via Humble Bundle until 23 July 2014. To avoid spoilers, would you kindly finish the game before reading on.

Spoilers lie ahead for the original BioShock. Big unmarked spoilers.

If you’re cool with that, read on.

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Welcome to Heroic

Hi. I’m Jarrod. Welcome to Heroic Coaching & Consulting. Have you ever wanted to be a hero? Or make fantasy reality? Heroic can help.

Today marks the official launch of Heroic. I am so excited to begin this new adventure! I hope you’ll join me :)

Feel free to poke around the website, drop me a line, and follow this blog and connect with Heroic on TwitterFacebook, and Google+.

I’ll be posting articles that focus on the intersection of pop culture and personal development. I hope you’ll find something of interest and some food for thought while enjoying a bit of a different take on games, movies, comics, television and more.

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